Chita Rivera and Tommy Tune Together for The Chita Rivera Awards

Chita Rivera and Tommy Tune Together for The Chita Rivera Awards
Chita Rivera, Tommy Tune, Nikki Feirt Atkins

Chita Rivera, Tommy Tune and Nikki Feirt Atkins photos courtesy of Karen Steinberg

Last night, The Chita Rivera Awards hosted Cocktails and Couture at Randi Rahm Atelier with special guests Chita Rivera, Tommy Tune and Founder and Producing Artistic Director of American Dance Machine for the 21st Century Nikki Feirt Atkins.

Chita Rivera, Tommy Tune

Chita Rivera, Tommy Tune photos courtesy of Karen Steinberg

Broadway legends Chita Rivera and Tommy Tune will hit the road this fall in a new concert act entitled Chita & Tune—Two for the Road. The duo have won a collective 12 Tony Awards. They start out September 16 – 17 at Enlow Hall/Kean University (Union, New Jersey)

Chita Rivera has won two Tony Awards as Best Leading Actress in a Musical and received eight additional Tony nominations. Her career is highlighted by starring roles in West Side Story, Bye Bye Birdie, The Rink, Chicago, Jerry’s Girls, Kiss of the Spider Woman, The Visit, and the original Broadway casts of Guys and Dolls, Can-Can, Seventh Heaven, and Mr. Wonderful. She was presented with the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2009 by President Barack Obama. In 2002 she received the Kennedy Center Honors, becoming the first Hispanic woman ever chosen to receive this award.

 Tommy Tune has been honored with 10 Tony Awards recognizing him as an outstanding performer, choreographer, and director: Best Actor in a Musical for My One and Only; Best Featured Actor in a Musical for Seesaw; Best Choreography for A Day in Hollywood/A Night in the Ukraine, My One and Only, Grand Hotel, and The Will Rogers Follies; and Best Direction of a Musical for Nine, Grand Hotel, and The Will Rogers Follies. In 2015 he was the recipient of the Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre.

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Suzanna, co-owns and publishes the newspaper Times Square Chronicles or T2C. At one point a working actress, she has performed in numerous productions in film, TV, cabaret and theatre. She has performed at The New Orleans Jazz festival, The United Nations and Carnegie Hall. Currently she has a screenplay in the works, which she developed with her mentor and friend the late Arthur Herzog. She was the Broadway Informer on the all access cable TV Show “The New Yorkers,” soon to be “The Tourist Channel.” email: suzanna@t2conline.com

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